West Michigan Golf Show Highlights

The West Michigan Golf show gets underway this weekend (Feb. 13 – 15) in Grand Rapids. It’s a great way to forget about the cold and snow and dream of warm sun and grass. A few highlights:

  • Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen, the current National PGA Teacher of the Year, and Brian Manzella, a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher will provide free seminars.

  • Friday is Ladies’ Night, with special events, seminars and giveaways. The first 500 women on Friday receive a goodie bag.

  • At Treetops Par-3 Challenge patrons will compete for prizes at a fully landscaped par-3 and with a chance to win $25,000 while raising funds for Patriot Golf Day.

  • A club demo area with a huge indoor hitting net allows players to test the latest from top club manufacturers.

  • The Bridgestone Golf Ball-Fitting Challenge booth will help players find the best ball for their game with the The Science Eye Launch Monitor. Ball fitting. It’s a thing.

  • The new “Mizuno Iron Shaft DNA” fitting booth will fit players to the best shaft and shaft flex for their swing. Only taking 5-10 minutes, the fitting process results in five key metrics about each participant’s “shaft DNA.”

  • Top golf courses and resorts in Michigan as well as destination courses in Indiana, Kentucky and Florida will offer pre-season values and tee times will exhibit.

  • At the PGA Family Fun Zone, kids can take a swing at Golfzilla, take part in clinics from The First Tee, or play a round of Putt-Putt golf!  Plus great info on PGA Jr. League Golf and the Drive, Chip, & Putt Championship.

  • The Michigan P.G.A. and Boyne Resorts will provide golf pros for free lessons all weekend.

  • Sponsored by Gun Lake Casino, the $10,000 Longest Putt Challenge will also raise funds for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

  • Benefitting First Tee of West Michigan, there’s a Saturday morning pancake breakfast (for only $5) starting at 9 AM in the Grand Gallery at DeVos Place.

  • 26 West Michigan courses will have booths

  • Sunday is “Junior Golf Day” with the first 100 kids receiving a free golf glove and a voucher for a free bucket of range balls— every day of the year!—from Maple Hill.

  • And of course, shopping, shopping and more shopping.

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